Questions tagged [google-play-store]

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App on the store not showing it contain ads [closed]

I published an app with no ads. I updated to a new version that contain ads. However, my application is not showing in the store it has ads. Should I do something in the Play Console so the app shows ...
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During purchase money is deducted but the payment status is shown as cancelled-Tinder gold [duplicate]

If during purchase money is deducted but the payment status is shown as cancelled will the deducted amount be refunded automatically?It happened with me while purchasing Tinder gold and after my money ...
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Cannot install app from Play store - fail to connect

Installing an application from the Play store fails to download, a brief message states "please open my apps to establish a connection with the server" Search and update work as expected. ...
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How to handle Play store accounts in a medium sized company

What is the best way to handle Play Store in a medium company where it is not needed a google account for each user? We have about 30 users with Android, they don't have and don't need a google ...
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Why can't I install anything since Google Play Store downloads don't reach 100%?

Recently after a hard reset I can't use the Google Play Store on my 5.1 Lollipop. Whatever I try to download from the Google Play Store it gets stuck at some percentage and never reach 100%. Plenty of ...
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Windows 11 Hide Android Root

So I've managed to install WSA on Windows 11 and managed to get the Google Play Store app installed as well. However since the app I need isn't showing up on the Google Play Store on Windows 11, I've ...
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Prevent Facebook app from getting automatically updated on Samsung device

I have my auto-update turned off for all my apps on the Play Store. Still, I have noticed that my Facebook app shows updated 3 days ago. This happened today. I have noticed the same problem before 5th ...
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Play Store: is my country associated with a given email?

I'm testing in-app-purchases in my React Native app, and want to simulate testing as a user from a different country. I signed into the Play Store with a new email and can use a VPN on my phone to ...
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Bulk and auto install apps + phone configuration

I'm looking for a solution (free or paid) that allows me to e.g. connect an Android phone to a PC, launch a piece of software and wait until the phone is fully configured (settings, wallpaper, ...
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Tofu Learn - "Failed to connect to server" error on Android

Recently I got the error message "failed to connect to server" when trying to launch the Android app "Tofu Learn" for learning Chinese. the app was working before. I tried also to ...
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How does one properly install and run the google play store app on a xiaomi redmi 7 pro that was bought in China?

My cousin has a Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro, Android version 10, MIUI version "MIUI 12.5.1Stable 12.5.1.0(QFHCNXM)" (409dpi) that he bought 'to be delivered from China'. He recently accidentally ...
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Google play wishlist

Google play wishlist is empty ,how can I recover it.every item is gone that was on my list and I had to start over I didn't erase it but it is just gone
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Upgrade android 11 to work with sidesync

I use Samsung Galaxy 10a with android 11. I want to download SideSync from Google Play but a red message is displayed stating something like "your device is incompatible ..etc" I have ...
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Is Google deleting critical reviews from the Play Store? [closed]

I've had numerous factual critical reviews disappear from the Play Store. On more than one occasion, I received a notification that a developer had responded to my review. When I went to look at their ...
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Mobile Apps and Users Privacy

Is the below a true or false? When a user download an app from Google play store, and agrees to give the app the permissions like taking pictures and videos, access to the studio and the storage, and ...
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Can't Leave Beta Program for an App in the Play Store

A few months ago, I signed up to beta test the New Scientist app in the Google Play Store. Now, I would like to go back to using the production app. I went into Google Play Store and searched for the ...
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Is there a way to prevent Android from switching back to mobile data once it found and then lost WiFi connection on unrooted phones?

I use mobile data a few days per month. I'm charged 1$ whenever I enable the mobile internet (with WiFi not present) and then I can use it until the next day. If I don't disable it before midnight, I ...
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Google Play store gift card - not accepting?

I have born in LocationA, and I have registered an nice gmail email address when I was young in LocationA. I have moved to LocationB, and bought a new phone in LocationB. Now, I got a gift card (which ...
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Google Chrome fails to update

I'm on Android 10. When I open google chrome its menu is replaced with a red icon. On clicking it there's a red menu item "Update Google Chrome" or so. On invoking that action I get to a new ...
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Images, emails, web page apps not loading unless on wifi

I have noticed that unless I am on wifi some images on my email do not load, some web pages do not work eg screentrant.com and many other things are affected while using the mobile data and not wifi. ...
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Is there an official source of Google Play Store/Service Framework/GMS? or trustable third-party sources?

I tried to install the three Google apps with the auto-installer I used for my non-rooted Huawei P40 on EMUI 11.0.0 (based on Android 10, I think). Though the installation was successful, there was no ...
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How can I download the last supported/compatible version of an app by knowing the Android OS version?

I have a very old samsung phone (Galaxy Ace) which runs Android Eclair. Surprisingly, Google Play and other apps still work and connect to the Internet, but there's a few problems. I had to hard reset ...
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How to purchase premium features of an Android app for a group of people?

For a research project, we are utilizing an app available in the Google Play Store to collect data. However, to do this properly, we need to provide all participants with the paid full version of the ...
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Pixel 2: no Play store after lineageOS and gapps installation

I installed Lineage 18 on a Pixel 2 without issues. I followed the official guide (https://wiki.lineageos.org/devices/walleye/install). The problem is that there is no Play store after the first boot. ...
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WIFI ON but Play fails "No internet connection. Make sure WiFi ..."

Recently i decided to check for app updates and Play refuses to work and popup the error "No internet connection. Make sure WiFi or mobile data is turned on." However WIFI is enabled and ...
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Why is GPay not compatible to my Motorola G Stylus 6

I get an error message on Google Play right when I open up the GPay app saying your device is not compatible
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How to prevent Google Play store from thinking Android apps need updates when they do not?

Recently, the Google Play store has been indicating that apps need to be updated that are already up-to-date. Nothing has changed on my end except I know Google has recently made some "...
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How can one purchase an app on google play without having to immediately install it on a device? [duplicate]

I am going to purchase an app on google play, but I don't actually need to install it on any devices just yet. But, it appears that I must install it on a device in order to purchase it. I am confused,...
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Suspicious Pre-installed Google Files App on Infinix HOT 10

I'm using Infinix HOT 10. I got tired of the buggy pre-installed File Manager, so I started looking for alternatives on Google Play Store. To my surprise, I found Google Files app (which is supposed ...
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As a parent, how can I remove Google Play from view of my kids Chromebook?

My wife and I are homeschooling my daughter this year and she needs a laptop for Zoom meetings and two web sites. I have setup her account so that Zoom is accessible and she can only view the two ...
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impossible to update whatsapp due to Google Play Store error

I'm using Whatsapp on a Samsung GT-S7582 Android 4.2.2 machine :) (I know it's old but please stick with me), ... and I would really appreciate if you could help me making it work again. (Google Plays ...
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Stop websites to redirect to their Play store apps

Some websites force to install their app and won't let me visit their websites in Google chrome on Android without redirecting to playdate Play store. Only workaround is incognito mode because chrome ...
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Play Store -- Relevance of color of Icon with initial in it

I recently had an issue in trying to download an app for a Canadian product from Google play. Despite being in Canada, on a Canadian WiFi system or Canadian SIM Card on a Canadian carrier the download ...
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Force Android to display "Desktop Version" when you add to home screen

I view several websites only as "Desktop Versions" but when I add them to my home screen they do not respect this decision. Is there any way to force this feature to work correctly?
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A seemingly random selection of apps keep crashing

Starting from today, some apps on my phone just kept crashing. At first it was mostly Google-related apps, and since I've had issues with Google Play services crashing before, I took the usual route ...
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Play Store Verification on Oppo Realme Q

I am currently using an Oppo Realme Q (RMX1971) which I got myself last year due to its good hardware. Not so long ago, I was able to simply download and install apps from the Google Play Store. ...
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Whenever I press home on my Gionee s10b or reboot the phone I am stuck with this

Whenever I reboot or press home on my Gionee, I am stuck on this page, and it doesn't load at all
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My Gionee S10b is not connecting to the internet, it connects only with hotspot

my Gionee s10b is not connecting to the internet, but when I connect it with a hotspot to my laptop. I can browse on my laptop. But I can't browse on my phone. Please help.
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If I have two phones, and I use the same email address for google play store, will it back them up individually?

If I have two phones, and I use the same email address for google play store, will it back them up individually? For example, would each phone have its own apps that are backed up? Or would they end ...
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Why does Google Chrome keep freezing on certain websites?

In 2021 June update, the devs have introduced a bug which let chrome glitch on certain websites like Quora, there are also some update issues in Google Chrome. Does anyone know about this, or how to ...
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Rebinding installed apps with Google Play

In order to carry out a country change, Google support told me to uninstall the updates of Google Play (which I see as a downgrade, to version 17), to change the country, and let Google Play update ...
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How to install a mobile-only Android app on an Android tablet?

How to install a mobile-only Android app on an Android tablet? By "mobile-only", I meant the app has only released a mobile version and no tablet version. For example, DoorDash is one such ...
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How to successfully and safely install a free app, using android (not a PC), from Play Store but without using the Play Store app?

I log in on Google with Firefox, access the Play Store site, click "Install" for the chosen app (only clickable after I remove &gl=US from the URL). It says it will be installed soon. 30 ...
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Why no storage error showing with my space empty?

Im having more than 12GB free space And when i try to install app or update app im getting no storage error. I have clear cache also still showing same issue. Any suggestion. Thanks
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Is there a way to make an apkmirror.com app behave exactly the same as the app from Google Play Store and Galaxy Store?

There can be a subtle difference on how the app behave: Xiaomi phones using Dual app for Pokemon Go Galaxy phone using Pokemon Go from Google Play Store and Pokemon Go from Galaxy Store OnePlus using ...
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Can't reinstall apps from SD card after reboot

This is the first time my phone randomly rebooted, I didn't think much of it until all my apps disappeared. The apps in the internal storage is still there but the apps that was moved to the SD were ...
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Can I edit an Apk for removing Ads even getting updates?

There are various sources for downloading an apk. After installing an apk, Play Store detects the app. And it shows updates, if any update is available. After updating the app, the app starts ads. Can ...
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How to adjust settings to block annoying upgrade prompt

Motorola Moto G8 power smartphone with Android 10. How to adjust settings to block annoying upgrade prompt to Android v11? Also, is it really necessary to update the multiple Google applications? I'm ...
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Google Play app shows me a fake recent searches

I have opened Google Play app on my Motorola One (Android 10 / Android One) today to search for some app. Only to be hit be following: The three marked so-called recent searches were never performed ...
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Google Play Store stuck on "Pending" (Android 10)

The issue with Google Play Store being stuck on "Pending" has been discussed a lot. We all know the solution: clear the cache. But I'd like to delve deeper into this problem. I'd appreciate ...

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